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Houston Mayoral Candidate Bill King Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue with former Kemah mayor and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King. The Houston native is an attorney and businessman. He served two terms as mayor of the small city of Kemah […]

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Bill King Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tuesday’s Show (September 1, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue on this edition with former Kemah mayor and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King. The Houston native is an attorney and businessman. He served two terms as mayor of […]

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Meet the 2015 Houston Mayoral Candidates

Posted on · Each Tuesday through September 22, Houston Matters offers you a chance to learn about the major candidates for Houston mayor and ask them your questions. SCHEDULE/AUDIO: Chris Bell (Aug. 11, 2015) LISTEN HERE Ben Hall (Aug. 18, 2015) LISTEN HERE Marty McVey (Aug. 25, 2015) LISTEN HERE Bill King (Sept. 1, 2015) LISTEN HERE Adrian […]

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How is Houston’s Mayoral Race Shaping Up?

Posted on · Last Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy for Houston Mayor. He joins an increasingly crowded race with: former Congressman and former Council Member Chris Bell, Council Member Stephen Costello, 2013 mayoral candidate Ben Hall, former two term mayor of Kemah and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King, businessman Marty McVey, and State Representative […]

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Houston Mayor’s Race: Tuesday’s Show (May 12, 2015)

Posted on · Last Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy for Houston Mayor. He joins an increasingly crowded race with: former Congressman and former Council Member Chris Bell, Council Member Stephen Costello, 2013 mayoral candidate Ben Hall, former two term mayor of Kemah and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King, businessman Marty McVey, and State Representative […]

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Conversations About Texas Politics: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Posted on · The GOP has had such a stranglehold on statewide offices here in Texas for so many years now that it’s hard to remember a time when it was any different. Even Ann Richards seems very much like the Democratic exception to the Republican rule. On today’s special edition of Houston Matters, we devote the hour […]

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Unapologetically Moderate: Writer Searches for the Rational Center

Posted on · For the last decade, Bill King has written a column on politics and public policy for the Houston Chronicle. The former two term mayor of Kemah, in Galveston County, has compiled those columns into a new book called Unapologetically Moderate: My Search for a Rational Center in American Politics. We ask King if he’s found that rational center.

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“Winter” Weather and Moderates in Politics: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Posted on · The recent cold snap reminds us that, while summer months here can seem interminably hot and muggy, from October through April, Houston’s weather can vary wildly. One day we’re enjoying mild seasonal temperatures; the next we’re fishing our coats out of the back of the closet, and being reminded to wrap our pipes and mind […]